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Jajpur district
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Jajra nagar
Location in Odisha
Location in Odisha
Coordinates: 20°51′00″N 86°19′59″E / 20.85°N 86.333°E / 20.85; 86.333Coordinates: 20°51′00″N 86°19′59″E / 20.85°N 86.333°E / 20.85; 86.333
Country India
State Odisha
 • Member of Lok SabhaSarmistha Sethi
 • Total2,888 km2 (1,115 sq mi)
331 m (1,086 ft)
 • Total1,827,192
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
755 xxx
Vehicle registrationOD-04(for Chandikhol)
OD-34(for Jajpur)
Lok Sabha constituencyJajpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency7
  • Barchana
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,014 millimetres (39.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature38 °C (100 °F)
Avg. winter temperature12 °C (54 °F)

Jajpur (listen ) is a district of Odisha state in eastern India. The Odisha Government carried out a re-organisation of districts of Odisha in 1993. The erstwhile Cuttack district was split into multiple districts with Jajpur being one of them. The district came into being on 1 April 1993.[2]


Jajpur is located in eastern Odisha. It borders Kendujhar and Bhadrak districts to the northeast, Kendrapara and Cuttack districts to the south and Dhenkanal district to the west. The district is located on the Odisha coastal plain, with the southern part lying in the Mahanadi River Delta. To the north there are some small discontinuous hill ranges. Some of the major rivers in the district are the Brahmani and Baitarani on the eastern edge.


Religions in Jajpur district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Jajpur district has a population of 1,827,192,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kosovo[4] or the US state of Nebraska.[5] This gives it a ranking of 261st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 630 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,600/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 12.43%.[1] Jajpur has a sex ratio of 972 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 80.44%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 23.72% and 8.29% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages of Jajpur district (2011)[6]

  Odia (90.27%)
  Urdu (4.79%)
  Ho (2.09%)
  Others (2.85%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 90.27% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 4.79% Urdu and 2.09% Ho as their first language.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

Administrative Divisions

The district is divided into 10 revenue Tehsils as below.[8]

The district consists of 1 subdivision Jajpur. It also consists of 10 blocks.[9]

The district has 331 Gram Panchayats and 1781 Villages.[10]

The district has 2 municipalities Byasanagar and Jajpur , with the later serving as the district headquarters.


The district consists of one Parliamentary constituency Jajpur. This is currently represented by Sarmistha Sethi of Biju Janata Dal.

Vidhan Sabha Constituencies

Main article: List of constituencies of Odisha Vidhan Sabha

The following are the 7 Vidhan sabha constituencies[11][12] of Jajpur district along with their elected members.[13]

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 16th Assembly Party
48 Binjharpur SC Binjharpur, Dasarathpur (part) Smt. Pramila Mallik BJD
49 Bari None Bari, Jajpur (part), Rasulpur (part) Sunanda Das BJD
50 Barchana None Barchana Amar Prasad Satpathy BJD
51 Dharmasala None Dharmasala, Rasulpur (part) Pranab Kumar Balabantray BJD
52 Jajpur None Jajpur (M), Jajpur (part), Dasharathpur (part) Pranab Prakash Das BJD
53 Korei None Vyasanagar (M), Vyasanagar (O. G), Korei, Rasulpur (part) Ashok Kumar Bal BJD
54 Sukinda None Sukinda, Dangadi Pritiranjan Ghadai BJD



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook 2011 - Jajpur" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. ^ "Odisha District Gazetteers" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religious Community: Odisha". Census of India, 2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kosovo 1,825,632 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nebraska 1,826,341
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Odisha". Census of India 2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  8. ^ "Tehsil – India". Jajpur District:Odisha. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Subdivision & Blocks – India" (PDF). Jajpur District:Odisha. 20 March 2018. Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Village & Panchayats – India". Jajpur District:Odisha. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  11. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  12. ^ Seats of Odisha
  13. ^ "Constituencies – India". Jajpur District:Odisha. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2019.